ENGIE has signed a partnership with ANER, the National Renewable Energies Agency in Senegal, to accelerate the development of renewable energies in the country.
2 hours ago
Cape Town planners have been sent back to the drawing board in a five-year battle over the "intrusive" addition of four floors to a city centre building.
5 hours ago
In its two-dimensional form, graphene is thought to be the strongest of all known materials. Translating that two-dimensional strength into useful three-dimensional materials has not been possible, until now. By compressing and fusing flakes of graphene, researchers at MIT have designed a strong yet lightweight material that is ten times stronger than steel and has a density of just 5%.
Lolita Pukwana 5 hours ago
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has awarded chartered building surveyor Anil Singh Rana Mentor of the Year 2016. Rana is associate project manager for UK-based Capital Property and Construction Consultants.
2 days ago
The Building Information Modelling (BIM) Institute will host a BIM BAM BOOM (Building Information Modelling, Building Assembly Modelling, Building Owner Operator Model) workshop for architects, engineers and other building professionals at the Durban International Convention Centre from 22-23 February 2017.
3 days ago
Now in its third year, the PPC Imaginarium Awards has assembled some of the industry's most influential creatives on the national and regional judging panel who will evaluate the various category submissions, choose category finalists and the overall winner.
12 Jan 2017
In a fast-paced, electronic world, trends from around the globe are reaching South Africa far quicker nowadays, even more so when it comes to décor and design.
Richard Smith 12 Jan 2017
In heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and the building efficiency arena, the biggest trend drivers are the entrance of digital and wireless. They have become part of commonplace products, from air conditioning to building management systems and office printers, creating a layer of systems and devices that are connected to each other and to the cloud ... and it's changing everything radically.
Neil Cameron 11 Jan 2017
In many professional fields, the explosion of multimedia options have given the public an array of resources and 'wisdom' on architecture, medicine, IT and graphics, to name a few. One can now self-diagnose on the internet and purchase medicines over the counter, and also create one's own web page and business cards through downloadable programmes and apps.
Kevin Bingham 11 Jan 2017
A devastating drought, local political uncertainty and ongoing global macro-economic instability have placed many businesses on the back foot as they go into the New Year.
11 Jan 2017
Architecture has more to offer the South African context than ever before, largely due to the opportunities offered by transformative development frameworks. One important framework, in the context of architectural practice, is the National Development Plan (NDP), which identifies spatial transformation as one of its key objectives.
Yashaen Luckan 11 Jan 2017
Developed by Iranian firm BMDesign Studio, the concave and domed double roof was created specifically for arid regions. These regions experience high temperatures and rapid rates of evaporation, leaving water scarce.
Lolita Pukwana 11 Jan 2017
Stats SA indicated in 2013 that 90.8% of South African households have piped water to their dwellings. On 18 November 2015, Zandile Mathe of the Department of Water and Sanitation indicated that 30% (248) municipal waste water treatment plants are in critical state. This indicates that although SA has made huge leaps in provision of clean water, there is still a significant amount of untreated sewage contaminating our water courses.
Theunis Coetzer 11 Jan 2017